Lance Cowart: Quick Coq au Vin

Cooking uncovered over high heat, the liquid reduces and
concentrates its flavors in a fraction of the time required
for the traditional long-simmered dish.

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cups quartered cremini mushrooms
2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
1/3 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices Canadian bacon
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste

Combine flour, thyme, and salt in a zip-top plastic bag;
add chicken. Seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag,
shaking off excess flour.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add chicken; cook 8 minutes or until browned, turning frequently.
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Remove chicken from pan.

Add mushrooms, carrot, and bacon to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in
wine, broth, and tomato paste; cook 9 minutes. Return chicken to
pan; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)